Julia Louis-Dreyfus was open for her journey with breast cancer, from her diagnosis in September 2017 to treatment with chemotherapy [19459004 which ended in January, and subsequent surgery .
Now she speaks in a new profile for The New Yorker about the (very understandable) fears she had to deal with all this – and how she kept those fears in check. 19659005] Louis-Dreyfus told the magazine that, although she was afraid of dying, she refused to let those thoughts and feelings take over.
When asked if she would yield to feelings of fear or self-pity during her ordeal, Louis -Dreyfus replied, "Am I dead tomorrow morning? I did not let myself go there." She continued, "Do not misunderstand: I was afraid of my bones. But apart from a few moments, I did not go to a really dark place. I did not allow it. "
The 57-year-old considered her state of mind as she underwent illness, treatment and recovery, and explained how she had a firm grip over the past few years when you get on a horse and you have really strong reins and The horse is galloping? "Louis Dreyfus said:" I felt like I had really tight reins in me, so it felt like: I was just holding on. "
Humor and the company of loved ones helped their fears and to keep dark hours in check.
According to The New Yorker Louis-Dreyfus experienced terrible side effects after each of the six chemo-rounds she went through. These included "debilitating" nausea and diarrhea, an inability to eat without vomiting, painful neuropathies in their hands and feet, and sores on the face and mouth.
She found a way to find the best way of difficult experience, however. "The old stereotype that laughing is the best medicine proves to be true," said the actress as she practiced her acceptance speech for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor she received in October Chemotherapy, I would stuff a group of friends and family members in the tiny treatment room with me … We really had some great laughs. "So, I was a pretty light audience."
We got an insight into this support network last October when she appeared on Instagram about two of her Veep co-stars, Tony Hale and Timothy Simmons, posted. She helped her through her second round of Chemo and the fans could witness the love and humor that Louis Dreyfus received in virtual form, including a really funny video that some more contained co-stars from their Veep which constituted them for the third round. The actress shared a Michael Jackson-inspired video that her sons had made to celebrate her mother's last chemotherapy day in January.
Although Louis-Dreyfus has been able to overcome the rocking emotions, it is not surprising. The approach to death has changed her point of view quite profoundly.
The actress seems to be doing good physical and mental well today, but getting a grip on her own death has an impact on her view. "Now I have a different kind of view of my life after seeing this edge – which we all will eventually see, and which you as a mortal person really do not consider. And why should you? What do you do with it? "She said The New Yorker . "I was a bit breezy before. I was a bit … airy. "